About the Program
Durham’s youngest residents are getting a place to call their own thanks to Durham Habitat’s Playhouse Program.The Habitat Playhouse Program is a collaborative effort of local corporations, the community and Habitat volunteers to build and donate playhouses to local families and service organizations that work with children.
Thanks to the support of NetApp, Blue Cross North Carolina, GlaxoSmithKline and other Triangle corporations and partners, the Playhouse Program has built more than 175 playhouses raising over $400,000 for Durham Habitat since 2013, providing critical start-up capital for Durham Habitat’s affordable housing projects.
Interested in building a playhouse?
Durham Habitat requests a donation of $2,500 for each playhouse to offset the cost of building materials and to fund the construction of actual Habitat construction projects.
The Playhouse Program is designed to handle groups of 15-20 members in a 6-7 hour build session that provides teambuilding opportunities with a service component — a great alternative to ropes courses or golf.
Habitat playhouse teambuilding days are led by Durham Habitat’s “Geezers,” a group of loyal (and self-named) volunteers. The builds take place in the TROSA warehouse on E. Main St.
For more information, contact Jenn McFarland or (919) 682-0516, ext. 116.
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